Solanum hispidum
"Devil's Fig"

Add a little ‘devil’ to your garden with this rare member of the Tomato family. Featuring large (to 16”) broadly ovate, velvety leaves, this Peruvian evergreen can easily reach 5’ tall, making a commanding statement in your garden. Star-shaped purple flowers decorate the shrub from Spring thru early Fall. Small thorns only add to the plant’s devilish rep. In Fall, small roundish fruits (for birds only) age from green to purple, finally ripening to yellow. Excellent in containers. Prefers rich, well-drained soil. Mulch to protect roots in Winter.

Earl,
Curious Plantsman

Sun/Part Shade
Average Water

Perennial
USDA zones 9-11